A new invention called Footime foot mouse arrive in our email box. At the first glance it seems to be weird but wait to read about it.

Developed by Bili Inc (www.bilila.com) it working in conjunction with on-screen keyboard, and enables users to type by foot. Data from Digest of Data on Person with Disabilities indicates that over 3 million people in the USA have a disability in their hands and/or forearms.

Why a foot mouse? Who needs that? You may be one of the lucky ones having no problem with computer input devices yet, but there are many people who are suffering from computer related stress called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or, broadly, Repetitive Strain Injury. This epidemic is caused by heavy or improper use of computer mouse, keyboard or other input devices. The symptom includes weak, numb or piercing feeling in hands, wrists or arms. It hurts people’s body, mood and work. In some extreme cases, sufferers are awakened by the unbearable pain in the middle of night and cannot sleep again.

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According to National Center for Health Statistics, every year more than 850,000 new problem visits are made to physicians because of carpal tunnel syndrome, which results in the highest median number of days of work loss (30 days) among all major work-related injury or illness categories. The bad news is: Most of us can not live or work without computer and Internet now.